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Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 9, 2018

Witness issues discussed in hot car death

PORTALES — How far can a defense of “I forgot,” go in the case of daycare workers accused of leaving two young children in a hot car? That was one of the questions at hand during a court hearing Tuesday afternoon in Portales, as... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 9, 2018

Organizations assist those displaced by fire

CLOVIS — Local community organizations were still working Tuesday to provide assistance to the nearly 50 residents displaced by Monday’s fire at the Clovis Apartments. United Way of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Erinn Burch said on... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 9, 2018

Clovis ready for heat of state tournament

CLOVIS — The sweltering temperatures for Tuesday's full practice at Bell Park were of the you-ain't-seen-nothing-yet variety for the Clovis High baseball team. It was in the 90s Tuesday, but about... Full story

 News    May 9, 2018

Events calendar - May 9

Today • Free Family Law Clinic — 10 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Information: 575-769-2103 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Mother May I.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Free Family Law...


Child's prostitution only latest in string of failures

Think of the literary character Fagin in “Oliver Twist” — an adult who forces children to live in squalor, commit crimes for him and take beatings. Now consider the case of a 7-year-old Albuquerque girl who the New Mexico Attorney General’s...

 News    May 9, 2018

Candidate Q&As: Roosevelt County Magistrate Judge

Michelle Bargas, Christopher Mitchell, Jimmy Parrish and James Southard — all Republicans — are seeking a four-year term as Roosevelt County magistrate judge. The incumbent, Linda Short, is not running for another term. Candidates were given the... Full story

 News    May 9, 2018

Meetings calendar - May 9

Today • Clovis Senior Center Plan and Design Task Force — 11 a.m. at Clovis City Hall, 320 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7908 • Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321...

 By David Grieder    News    May 9, 2018

Mental health issues can pose challenges at jail

CLOVIS — Going to jail isn't most people's idea of fun, and all the less so if you're coming down or dealing with a health issue at the time. That's not exactly a new challenge, according to Curry...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 9, 2018

ENMU hosting free film screening

For several Eastern New Mexico University students, tonight will be devoted to a love of film — making, watching and critiquing it. ENMU’s department of theater and digital filmmaking is hosting a free screening of student film projects...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 9, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Celebrating nurses

Do you value your health? Nurses do, and the entire state is celebrating them this week, according to a press release by the New Mexico Department of Health. New Mexico is celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12. This year’s theme is...

 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 9, 2018

Government not designed to help

How can anyone watch every form of government fail, over 5,000-plus years of history, and still have faith it can work if done right; if the right constitution is enacted; if the right people are...

 News    May 9, 2018

Jail logs - May 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Martha Lazaro, 44, probation violation • Jimi Gallegos, 26, probation violation • Eric Rodriguez-Nino, 27, driving under the influence of liquor • Anthony Moore, 31,...


Pages past - May 9

On this date ... 1973: Lt. Dan Combs, a firearms instructor for the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol, was the featured speaker for a joint meeting of all of the Clovis civic clubs hosted by the Clovis...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 9, 2018

Ram baseball, softball teams eye blue trophies

PORTALES — After sweeping No. 8 West Las Vegas in the Class 4A baseball tournament first round last weekend, Portales finds itself one step closer to a 4A title repeat. For Coach Dusty Nusser and co...


Rams repeat as boys A-4A state golf champs

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales boys golf successfully defended its A-4A state title on Tuesday at Four Hills Country Club. But this year, the Rams got a chance to win it. Portales defeated Hope Christian...


Clovis boys finish second at 6A state golf

FARMINGTON — Clovis’ boys golf team will take it. The Wildcats certainly worked hard enough to be the state’s second-best 6A team. They ultimately did take second place behind champion Piedra Vista in Tuesday’s final round at Pinon Hills...


ENMU track moves up to 20th in D-II poll

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's men's track team moved up again in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and now sit 20th in Division II. Eastern is one of five...


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